This year Samsung released a new lineup of Galaxy Tab 3 tablets, offering modern tablet computing at an affordable price. What with all the gift-giving that’s going to happen in the next few months, its possible you may find yourself equipped with a brand new toy and no idea what to do with it. Or, maybe you stumbled upon some holiday sale and went ahead and bought one for yourself, and who could blame you? However you end up with a Galaxy Tab 3 sitting in your lap, this list has been compiled to give you a glimpse of what in the wide world of Apps you might want to check out:
Netflix: Ok, admittedly, it’s unlikely that Netflix has flown under anyone’s radar. It hardly needs to be put on a list, but it definitely can’t be left out. One of the best ways to put the Tab 3’s Wi-Fi capabilities to use is through streaming video, and Netflix provides a fantastic service for watching your favorite movies and shows. Their Android App makes it easy to browse and watch on the Tab’s comfortable screen. Consider curling up with the Tab and a cup of hot chocolate to enjoy some good old-fashioned holiday specials (or new-fashioned, whatever fashion you’re into).
Peel Smart Remote: If you prefer live TV, then this is the app for you. Lose your old remote (on purpose this time) and use the Tab 3’s built-in IR blaster to get personalized control over your viewing experience. Peel Smart Remote also provides easy access to channel guides and TV listings so you can browse shows comfortably and unobtrusively. This app keeps you informed and organized so that you can get to watching your favorite shows in no time at all.
Fresco Paint Pro: This app turns the Tab 3 into an art studio, offering an ample selection of brushes and filters to help you transfer the images in your head onto your screen. Fresco can import or export Photoshop .PSD files, supporting up to 4 image layers, and easily upload your creations to Dropbox, Facebook or Twitter. Whether you are a serious artist, or just want to doodle in your spare time, Fresco provides great tools to make use of the Tab’s screen.
There are a ton of fantastic games for android tablets
out there. It’s hard to pick just one, and everyone has different tastes. So if you need a fun diversion for your Tab 3, here are a few games to consider: Plants vs. Zombies has always been a staple of the addicting tablet games category. It’s interface is ideal for tablet-sized screens and it has a sequel rolling out on Android this fall. For a different take on the “tower defense” style game, try the highly polished Kingdom Rush, which turns the typical grind of the genre into consistently epic battles. If you are looking for something completely unique, try the physics based puzzler World of Goo, or the creative Angry Birds successor, Bad Piggies.
Aldiko Book Reader:
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 has a sharp display that makes text crisp and easy to read. The Tab 3’s seven and eight inch models are a perfect fit, striking a balance between screen size and portability for comfortable reading no matter where you are. Frequent travellers
will find this set-up hard to beat, but any avid reader will appreciate the wide selection of titles and the increased flexibility of reading on a tablet.
For those that aren’t quite up to date on their literacy (specifically those who are less than 6 years old), Samsung is rolling out a specific, kid friendly Galaxy Tab 3 model. It’s got a special case and comes pre-loaded with kid oriented apps, as well as easy parental control options. If you don’t feel like buying a new device, then there are still lots of educational apps out there for your existing devices. I’d say you should check out Stack the States, but I recognize the appeal there may be limited by nationality. Still, its a fun way to teach the states and their capitals, (even if you’re a bit beyond the expected age range). If you’re looking to learn something a little more advanced, try Mobile Observatory – Astronomy to find out what the heck is going on out there in the night sky.
Kingsoft Office: If you’re interested in a powerful mobile document editor, Kingsoft Office is about to rock your world. This app supports over 20 file types, from plain .TXT to .XLSX spreadsheets, with rich editing capabilities. You can access your documents through cloud systems like Google Drive or Dropbox, autosave your work to keep from losing it, and the most unbelievable part? All of these amazing features are completely free.
In closing, consider this a sampler of the many varied apps out there. There are tons more in every category if you’re looking to explore further. As the old Apple slogan goes, “there’s an app for that…” Of course, that can’t really be true, since new and exciting apps keep coming out all the time. A more accurate statement would be: “there could be an app for that,” if there isn’t one already, it might be waiting in the wings. No list can ever be truly complete, so get out there are see what cool stuff you can do on your Galaxy Tab 3!
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